I was looking on google, for no particular reason for `shoe box art’. As a kid I used to attempt making little doll houses out of them. I had many doll houses – that deserves another post altogether. And even now when I buy shoes and return home with a box that looks sturdy and (pretty) hopeful, I wonder if I should do some shoe box art and craft.
I am hence, so pleased to have stumbled upon the Shoe Box Living – Through the eyes of a child. A project where 125 children ages 8-10 were given a shoe box each and asked to recreate their bedroom, or a room from their home and write a few sentences about it. Coming from London’s most deprived areas, they portray their voices in work that is moving and vulnerable and sweet, funny and achingly sad, this project has really touched my heart.
A number of artists were also roped in to do the same, and what they recreated is some amazing stuff… I would like for you to get a little glimpse of what has really made my day today.. I hope it makes yours!
visit shoeboxart here.